510 LV / LI-010 - Long Dan Xie Gan Pian
510 LV — LONG DAN XIE GAN PIAN — Cool the Liver Tablet Relieving Heat stagnation in the Liver since 1652 A.D.
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TCM Therapeutic Actions: Alleviates excess Damp Heat in the Liver and Gallbladder; removes Damp Heat from the Lower Warmer; clears Liver Fire. TCM Indications: Liver and Gallbladder Heat; headache caused by Liver function disorder, burning and dry eyes, bitter mouth, rib distention, ear infection or ear swelling, yeast infection, vaginal discharge, Modern Indications: Hypertension, acne, vegetative nerve functional disturbance, acute conjunctivitis, acute otitis media, acute prostatitis, acute hepatitis, urinary tract or vaginal infections, acute pelvic inflammation, acute eczema, herpes zoster. Contraindications: Caution during pregnancy. May cause drowsiness. Chronic usage or large dosages are not recommended in cases of edema, hypokalemia, kidney disorders, hypertension and congestive heart failure. TCM Contraindications: This formula can weaken spleen and damage Yin and Yang when overused. It is contraindicated in Yin, Yang, and/or Blood deficiency. Not for long-term use. Pharmaceutical Interactions: This formula may INCREASE the effects of sedative drugs, Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors (MAOI’s), anticoagulants and antiplatelets; may increase potassium loss with diuretics and laxatives, which may interfere with antiarrhythmics. This formula may DECREASE the effects of antihypertensive agents and antidiabetic medications. This formula may have estrogen-like activity, causing hypertension and fluid retention when used with oral contraceptives. May decrease endogenous testosterone levels in men and women with polycystic ovary disease. May increase the half-life of systemic corticosteroids. May lessen overall availability of tolbutamide. Comments: Spread dose evenly 3-4 times daily. In acute or severe cases double or triple dose and may be taken every 2 hours. Not recommended for long-term use (more than 2 weeks), except in constitutional cases in small doses. Switch to Jia Wei Xiao Yao Wan for long-term use. Recommended Usage: 2-3 tablets twice daily with warm water.